Ernest James Dodgshun

DODGSHUN, Ernest James. b. Leeds, 8 March 1876; d. St Briavels, Gloucestershire, 24 August 1944. He was educated at Silcoates School, Wakefield, founded for the children of nonconformist clergy; and then at St John’s College, Cambridge. Although brought up in a Congregationalist family, he joined the Society of Friends in 1908. He gave up work as a businessman and became closely associated with the National Adult School Union (cf. George Currie Martin*), of which he became Secretary (1924-44). For the NASU he published The Road of Life (with George Peverett, 1919) and two study books, Strengthening the Teaching Power and the Preparation of the Teacher in our Adult Schools (1918) and Study...

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